Archive | July, 2017

My dream cake made possible by The Midnight Kakery

3 Jul

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It all began in September, last year. I was looking for a baker to bake a fabulous cake for my son’s upcoming birthday. Having seen her cakes and the fact that she had been recommended by Sajjani Nair, I got in touch with Shruti Kapre of Midnight Kakery, to bake a racing car cake. I got to know that she was not available as she was going to Le Cordon Bleu for further training in baking and patisserie. Right then I got her to promise to bake me a cake in June, she agreed.

Come June 2017, I spoke to her again. I needed a deliriously boozy but delicious cake. The flavours I had in mind were mojito, orange blossom, and coffee. Eventually, coffee is what we decided upon which was to be made boozy with kahlua (coffee liqueur). I told her to give me a simple cake with some gorgeous flowers. Understated elegance, was the exact brief. And then I went off to Goa to celebrate my birthday, where I chanced upon a florist with glorious orchids. Bingo! I messaged her, I want white orchids on my mocha coloured cake. This cake was to be a surprise for my husband on our anniversary.

When the day arrived, Shruti sent the cake so that it would reach me by lunch time. The ordering, delivery was hassle-free. When we opened the box, we found this beautiful spray of white orchid adorning a mocha coloured cake. The finishing of the cake, the cake base (wooden, custom made), the message and the orchids was beyond perfect. Amid all the oohs and aahs over the cake, we cut the cake and the silken silken buttercream with the right amount of sweetness, alcohol and coffee led us to further coffee heaven in the form of the cake. I would have very happily eaten the cake without any frosting, but the better than the best buttercream and the kahlua, only made the experience that much sweeter.

Shruti calls this cake ‘Meter long Coffee’ (Namma Bengaluru reference) – A coffee flavoured sponge soaked in kahlua syrup, filled and frosted with French coffee buttercream – made tipsy with two shots of kahlua. I call it, ‘Orchids of my Dreams’.

Note: I paid Rs. 2000 + delivery charge for this cake.

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